Statement About Life And Death:
might be associated more with gangs like the
Hell’s angels than anything spiritual or meaningful. However,
the skull as a
symbol of death is present in many cultures, some of which do not see
grim as modern day Americans. Skull
tattoos generally are
who are trying to make a powerful statement either about the individual
society. The skull tattoo isn’t for people trying to avoid
that’s for sure.
arguable whether anyone who picks a skull tattoo
really is interested in the deeper significance of the skull as a
symbol. However, gothic people or Wiccans may be more inclined to
that the skull is about the impermanent and fragile nature of life.
tattoos with candles on them are usually reserved for people practicing
Of Skull Symbols
cross bone was used as the flag for pirate
ships. It hinted of immense danger and probably struck fear at the
its very first sighting. However, prior to that the skull and cross
used in cemeteries to mark the entrance, which is probably why
with death. Skull and cross bones are popular types of skull tattoos
that like them.
also been noted that the skull sometimes appears in
Christian images of the crucifixion. Whether that’s to
victory over death or as a simple reminder of the literal translation
of the skull”) where the crucifixion took place,
it’s not certain. However, one
can have a skull
with an image of a skull and a cross and have it
quite religious instead of menacing.
modern times, used the skull symbol to terrorize
their victims. The skull and cross bones are the official symbol for
well. It is these associations that make people think that skull
reserved for people with blackness in their heart and a violent nature
Skull Tattoos As A
Celebration Of Life
easy to forget that in the past, many cultures
worshipped their ancestors as gods and goddesses who live on in another
protecting and guiding mortal beings. In such cultures and times, the
a symbol of death, but it was also the symbol of a revered ancestor. In
way, a skull
can also be used to celebrate life and ancestors as
from this perspective. Some people even went so far as to mummify their
ancestors and keep their remains around for veneration. In this way,
can take on many deeper meanings of death such as protection, rebirth,
transcendence of human life.
Tattoos Celebrating Life
vestiges of this ancestor worship still remain with a celebration
of the Dead.” During this time, many confections of
crystallized sugar are made
in the shape of a skull, with frosting and ornamentations in different
frostings. To Mexicans, this day celebrates life even though the major
is a skull. Today, many skull tattoos no longer use just black ink to
stark statement. Skull tattoos can be found in a wide variety of colors.
are sometimes paired up with very romantic
symbols like hearts and flowers. The more elaborate the design the more
intriguing and beautiful the skull becomes. In this manner, one can
skull tattoos that are about life and death but in a framework that
more mainstream tastes.
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